I (Paul Barton) have a bachelor's degree in music from Humber College, where I studied Jazz and other kinds of popular music. The ideas in this book come from my experience teaching all levels of music students, from beginners to other students in the highly competitive music program at Humber College.


There are many people who helped make this book happen. My mom Ellie Barton edited the whole text and provided important feedback. My dad Dave Barton provided feedback as a fellow music teacher. Stephanie Drouin provided much encouragement and allowed me to test these ideas in practice. Abtin Ghods got me on the right track with regard to coding this website. Without his tips, this would have taken much longer. Penelope Johnson provided helpful feedback for the ear training game I created.